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About William Wildman Barrington-Shute, MP

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William Wildman Barrington-Shute, 2nd Viscount Barrington of Ardglass was born on 15 January 1717.1 He was the son of John Barrington, 1st Viscount Barrington of Ardglass and Anne Daines.1 He married Mary Lovell, daughter of Henry Lovell and Mary Cole, on 16 September 1740 at Harleston, Northamptonshire, England, with £5,000 per year.1 He died on 1 February 1793 at age 76 at Cavendish Square, Soho, London, England, without surviving issue.1 He was buried at Shrivenham, Berkshire, England.1 His will (dated 21 April 1787 to 9 December 1792) was probated on 8 February 1793.1

    

William Wildman Barrington-Shute, 2nd Viscount Barrington of Ardglass was educated at Geneva, Switzerland.1 He succeeded to the title of 2nd Viscount Barrington of Ardglass, co. Down [I., 1720] on 14 December 1734.1 He succeeded to the title of 2nd Baron Barrington of Newcastle, co. Limerick [I., 1720] on 14 December 1734.1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Berwick between 1740 and 1754.1 He held the office of a Lord of the Admiralty between 1746 and 1754.1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Plymouth between 1754 and 1778.1 He held the office of Master of the Great Wardrobe from 1754 to 1755.1 He held the office of Secretary at War between 1755 and 1761.1 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) on 11 March 1755.1 He held the office of Chancellor of the Exchequer between March 1761 and June 1762.1 He held the office of Treasurer of the Navy between 1762 and 1765.1 He held the office of Secretary at War between July 1765 and December 1778.1 He held the office of Joint Postmaster-General between January 1782 and April 1782.1

    Horace Walpole commented on his "forty years of servility which even in this age makes him a proverb," and also wrote that he "had a lisp and a tedious precision that prejudiced me against him, yet he did not want a sort of vivacity."1 The 1st Lord Holland wrote, "Lord B., a frivolous little minded man is not honester or abler than his predecessor [as Chancellor of the Exchequer, Henry Bilson Legge], he will do well in this now (that there is another ehad to the Treasury, and another head of the House of Commons) insignificant employment. In his last year he pleased nobody. He has no regard to truth, but perhaps by what are not so material faults, being trifling, tedious, and circumstantial, he was very disagreeable to King, General and Minister."1 He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.2
    

Citations

  • [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 433. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • [S18] Matthew H.C.G., editor, Dictionary of National Biography on CD-ROM (Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1995), reference: "Barrington, William Wildman". Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography.
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William Wildman Barrington-Shute, 2nd Viscount Barrington of Ardglass's Timeline

1717
January 15, 1717
1740
September 16, 1740
Age 23
Harlestone, Northamptonshire, England
1793
February 1, 1793
Age 76
Cavendish Square, Soho, London, Middlesex, England
February 1793
Age 76
Shrivenham, Berkshire, England